Information, education, advice, guidance and networking
for planning, design, construction and management of sports and leisure facilities

About us

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photo: IAKS


    IAKS is the leading global non-profit organisation for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. Since 1965, it enables international networking for the exchange of planning, design and operational expertise.

    IAKS hosts international congresses and seminars, study trips and facility tours.

    Since 1967, IAKS publishes “sb”, the world’s foremost magazine for exemplary architecture, innovations, products and services from the fields of leisure centres, sports facilities, swimming pools and wellness, stadiums and arenas.

    IAKS recognises exceptional accomplishment in facility operation and design through an internationally recognised exemplary design awards programme.

    IAKS is an IOC Recognized Organization and cooperates with the IPC and other international non-profit bodies.

    Our network is the meeting place for architects, engineers, clients, designers, local authorities, technical and operative management, sports federations and clubs!

    You’re enthusiastic about high-quality, functional and sustainable sports facilities? You appreciate cross-sector exchange among experts? You’re looking for or can provide forward-looking information on the design, construction and operation of sports and leisure facilities?

    If so, you’ll feel at home in the global IAKS network: for inspiration, solutions and a global forum – in existence since 1965!

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    photo: LSB NRW Andrea Bowinkelmann

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